Inside Science: “Computer Voice Recognition Still Learning to Detect Who’s Talking”

(1/29/19, Inside Science) Assistant Professor Tyler Perrachione talks to Inside Science about this new study:

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“It’s a crazy problem for our auditory system to solve — to figure out how many sounds there are, what they are and where they are,” said Tyler Perrachione, a neuroscientist and linguist from Boston University not involved in the study.

Nowadays, Facebook has little trouble identifying faces in photos, even when a face is presented from different angles or under different lights. Today’s voice recognition software is much more limited in comparison, according to Perrachione, and that may be related to our lack of understanding about how humans are able to identify voices.

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